Dr. Parker has spent the majority of her 30-year professional career in public administration addressing issues of social justice and equity. She is currently the Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Diversity at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT). There she has responsibility for all diversity and equity policies and practices for the campus. Prior to joining UWT, Dr. Parker was a national diversity practitioner, consultant and researcher. As part of that work, Dr. Parker served as a Principal Investigator for the six-year Campus Diversity Initiative (CDI) Evaluation Resource Project based at Claremont Graduate University in southern California. During her career, Dr. Parker’s service included work in higher education institutions, where she led initiatives on diversity and social responsibility; non-profit advocacy organizations, such as the National Institute for Women of Color, the National Commission on Working Women, and the American Institute for Managing Diversity; and independent consulting. She is a USA citizen of Native American (Susquehama, Tslagi) and African American heritage.